Mali – Attack against the Malian armed forces (17 March 2019)

France condemns the terrorist attack against the Malian armed forces camp in Dioura on March 17, during which at least 20 Malian soldiers were killed and 17 others were injured, according to the information available.

We extend our condolences to the families of the soldiers who were killed and wish the injured a speedy recovery.

We reaffirm our support for the Malian authorities in their fight against terrorism, as well as for the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation.

The perpetrators of this attack must be prosecuted and held accountable for their crimes.